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Best gpu for an i3 8100

I'm in the market for a mid range gpu. The 1050 Ti, 1060 6gb, RX 570 or 580 seem to be the best options. The dilemna is I just bought an i3 8100. I don't know which of these gpus would be the best fit. I don't want to spend $200+ and the CPU bottlenecks the GPU. Any recommendations would be helpful.

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it's a 3.6Ghz quad core, you don't really need to worry about a bottleneck. grab the best card you can afford.

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1060 6gb or 8GB RX580.
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Quote: Originally Posted by The Pook View Post
it's a 3.6Ghz quad core, you don't really need to worry about a bottleneck. grab the best card you can afford.
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Everything short of a 1080 TI would be fine. That said in the midrange segment where the CPU lives, rx580 or GTX 1060 are solid options.

The bigger question is are you going to use freesync.

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Okay, great. Looks like I can rule out the 1050Ti. Now I have to choose between AMD or Nvidia. Another question if I may. What would be a good deal for a used 1060 6gb and 580 8gb? I know new I'm looking over $300 in most cases.

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Okay, great. Looks like I can rule out the 1050Ti. Now I have to choose between AMD or Nvidia. Another question if I may. What would be a good deal for a used 1060 6gb and 580 8gb? I know new I'm looking over $300 in most cases.

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The 580 will cost more than a 1060 6GB will, so the only reason to go 580 is freesync.

Deal wise if you can get close to original MSRP, then it's a good deal.

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Okay, great. Looks like I can rule out the 1050Ti. Now I have to choose between AMD or Nvidia. Another question if I may. What would be a good deal for a used 1060 6gb and 580 8gb? I know new I'm looking over $300 in most cases.

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The 1060 seems to sell lower than the RX580. I would aim for $250 used. The RX 580 however can be hooked up to a freesync monitor.
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The 1060 seems to sell lower than the RX580. I would aim for $250 used. The RX 580 however can be hooked up to a freesync monitor.
Thanks. I'm going to be using a 49" 4K HDTV where I game on my PS4 Pro and now PC. I don't see myself buying a freesync monitor anytime soon. Yeah I agree, anything below $250 used seems like it would be a good deal. Plus I can always sell it in the coming months to upgrade to either 1080 Ti or 1170.

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Quote: Originally Posted by SavantStrike View Post
This.

Everything short of a 1080 TI would be fine. That said in the midrange segment where the CPU lives, rx580 or GTX 1060 are solid options.

The bigger question is are you going to use freesync.
I agree. I also have an i3 8100 and an RX 580 8 gig. It works like a charm. It's a great CPU, despite what people say about any i3 cores. I run 3 monitors on it, and multiple programs such as Chrome (several tabs), Discord, Often RuneScape (a game), Music, the Snipping tool, and Microsoft Word. Never a stutter, never a lag. I also watercool mine, so maybe that helps. That aside, the RX580 is a wonderful choice, as it's powerful and it's cheap. OP, I wish you the absolute best in your endeavors for a great PC.
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